I agree that both looks are great! I guess it would depend on the mood you're in. Our hair is very similar and I tend to do the scrunch method more often because it's quicker and I like to let my curls do their own thing! Sometimes I feel too Shirley-Temple-ish with the structured curls. It depends on my mood. You look great either way. Enjoy the flexibility.

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